Taylor Tinkers And Employees Will Still Be Exploited

Gregor Gall | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK
Gregor Gall

It was always likely to happen and now it has - the much awaited publication of The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices called 'Good Work' esche...

Strike A Light - Tory Trade Union Act Is Already Backfiring

Gregor Gall | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

The situation will get worse until the Trade Union Act is repealed. We may not have to wait too long for that if the current government implodes under the contradictions of its coalition deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, and Labour is elected to office with Jeremy Corbyn at its helm.

The Tory Trade Union Act 2016: What Has Its Impact Been So Far?

Gregor Gall | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

Ultimately, the repeal of the Trade Union Act is required along with the establishment of positive rights in law with regard to workers' rights (especially concerning strikes and industrial action).

Bob Crow - Six Lessons To Remember His Fighting, Militant Legacy By

Gregor Gall | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

Bob Crow, the former RMT union general secretary, died at the tragically young age of 52 three years ago this week. In some ways, the world has moved on apace since he died on 11 March 2014 - with the arrival of the Trump presidency, the Brexit vote, Corbyn as Labour leader and so on.

Innovations In Union Leverage Campaigns In Britain

Gregor Gall | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

In the last few months, a number of large, household name companies like Hermes, Sports Direct and ASOS have come under intense external pressure to c...

Labour Leadership Contestants Both Promise Revolution In Workplace Rights

Gregor Gall | Posted 26.08.2017 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

The sets of proposals from Smith and Corbyn are to be welcomed. Notwithstanding their weaknesses (Corbyn, Smith) and doubts over the degree of commitment to them (Smith), they present an opportunity to re-open a public debate on a long marginalised subject, namely, levelling up workers' rights.

Unions and Europe - What Are the Choices and Challenges on 23 June?

Gregor Gall | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

It has long been evident that the referendum on 23 June is about whether Britain's membership of the European Union should be maintained regardless of the deal David Cameron struck with the EU member countries on 19 February 2016. As such, the questions facing unions and their members are even more profound and searching than could have been expected.

Road to Rafferty.... Part One

Neil Ransome | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

Most of my conversations now revolve around being a dad, occasionally unusual topics such as is it OK to have a sit down wee if you're tired pop into conversation, but ultimately everything ends up circling back to parenting as if every road leads there. 'I love the new Ferrari......' 'its amazing, I wonder if you can get a buggy in?'

Why the Labour Leadership Contest Should Have Been an All Female Shortlist

Amelia-Rose Tighe | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Amelia-Rose Tighe

The Labour Party has an amazing record on championing women's rights, from the Equal Pay Act to the Abortion Act, yet at this election, we failed women. We can paint as many busses pink as we like, but if we elect yet another leader who does not appeal to women who are becoming increasingly alienated, we will lose their support for the foreseeable future.

Running a Government Budget as if it Were a Household Budget Is Bad Economics

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Running the government budget is fundamentally different from running a household budget. Simplistic dogmatic wheezes, such as enshrining budget surpluses in law, could cause real damage to Britain's economy. Mr.Osborne, please listen to the advice of experts and bin the policy.

What's the Real Difference Between Liberal and Labor?

Xavier Toby | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Now that the Australian election is done, and before we ignore politics for another three years, let's have a quick think about what a vote for Liberal or Labor really means.

The UK Dog Whistle Problem and How to Fix It

Sean Axtell | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Politics
Sean Axtell

We are in for some serious politics over the next year and Labour understands that. This is no minor issue, no pimple on the face of democracy that will go away with a brush of topical treatment. Initially they need someone who understands these kind of politics...

Kevin Rudd, Australian Prime Minister, Could Lose His Own Seat At Election

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Politics

Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd faces the embarrassing prospect of losing his own parliamentary seat in the upcoming general election. A poll ...

Shock As Australia's Gillard Defeated In Leadership Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

In what must rank amongst the most shocking political comebacks of all time, the Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has been defeated in a snap l...

Comfy Onesie? Good, Now Lets Talk About Cotton...

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK
Tomas Rawlings

How tough is it picking cotton? Without being in a field surrounded by the crop, we can't tell you for sure but what we can replicate is the amount of work it entails, the monotony of that work and how much you'll get paid for your time - that is if you're a child working in Uzbekistan.

Homelessness: the Destruction of Lives

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The lives of most people are dependent on the modest wages they receive from work to survive and keep a roof over their family's heads. Any interruption of that income due to illness or unemployment of the breadwinner could tip the family into homelessness.

Unemployment, Homelessness, and Debt: the Plight of the Young

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

It is not a good time to be young. Our youth are bearing the brunt of the economic depression and its self-defeating solution of austerity and cuts.

The Cameron Government is Failing on its Promises

Tom J Wilson | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Politics
Tom J Wilson

Perhaps the nature of coalition government inevitably necessitates a degree of compromise on the vision originally promised to the people at election time. Yet this alone hardly explains the way in which David Cameron's government is not only not moving forward in the direction it claimed to believe in but if anything is moving backwards.

The Economy: It's the Poverty, Stupid

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

In my student days our thermodynamics lecturer gave us a little talk regarding examinations. He started with the usual advice about reading the quest...